SOVS contributes to world class  TFOS DEWS II Report


  • 24 September 2018

    We are recruiting! We have a Lecturer position available at SOVS - fixed term contract for one year. This role will be expected to deliver teaching in the School of Optometry and Vision Science and to contribute to research in eye and vision research and clinical teaching activities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The areas of expertise required for this position are in myopia and myopia control, paediatrics, and vision science.

  • 24 September 2018

    After playing badminton for twenty-two years I still love how fast the sport is. To play it well, you need to respond quickly, hit accurately and move spontaneously. And even though the shuttlecock looks light, playing through a full game requires a lot of stamina, strength and discipline. Winning usually requires understanding your opponent to find and exploit their weaknesses whilst covering your own. Playing doubles, however, adds a whole other level; your own weaknesses can be covered by your partner but likewise you must cover their weaknesses. It really takes a lot of teamwork to pull off.

  • 15 August 2018

    UNSW Science Vacation Research Scholarships are now available.  There are a number of highly competitive summer research scholarships available to currently enrolled undergraduate students in second year or above. This scheme will enable students to gain valuable research experience, supervised by our international team of academics at state of the art research facilities at UNSW. 

Seminars and Events

Research Spotlight

Arthur: What we report on is a system that can measure the 3D shape and the optics of the crystalline lens. That’s the lens inside our eyes that makes it possible to change focus and see up close (a function called “accommodation”). The team achieved this by combining several key pieces of technology: a 3D OCT for imaging the lens shape, ray-tracing aberrometry for the optics and a mechanical lens stretcher that can effect a change in the lens focus in a near-physiological manner.

Dry eye disease presents in millions of people globally, and despite the symptoms being a common complaint in the test room, many individuals are unaware of their diagnosis. As a result, many cases of dry eye disease remain untreated. 

By raising community awareness about dry eye disease, highlighting the  latest research in the field of dry eye disease and by launching the new UNSW Dry Eye clinic as a statewide referral centre for diagnosis, imaging and evidence-based management of dry eye.